Hughes Announces High-Performance Broadband Plans for Government Agencies

Nov 27, 2012, 08:00 ET from Hughes Network Systems, LLC

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, introduced new high-speed Internet service plans for government agencies. Available across the U.S. and offering speeds up to 15Mbps, the new plans are ideal in areas where terrestrial Internet connections are either unavailable, are too slow, or too expensive.


"Today's government missions demand higher performance connectivity than ever before. With the new Hughes Internet Access Solutions for government, agencies can take advantage of the most advanced network of high-capacity satellites in the industry, offering speeds up to 15Mbps and the freedom to work anywhere in the U.S.," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes.

The new Hughes Internet Access Solutions are powered by the recently launched EchoStar XVII® satellite with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology. This next generation Ka-band satellite employs a multi-spot beam, bent-pipe architecture to provide the industry's fastest satellite Internet speeds.

The plans offer download speeds of 10 Mbps or 15 Mbps and a choice of generous data allowances tailored to the needs of the government. All tiers come with Hughes enterprise-grade equipment and are backed by Hughes service and support. 

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About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit

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